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Shotesham Screen returns this month, details below     And don't forget the Conservation work on Saturday, see below for details

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Advice on Burglaries – The police have no update on the events of earlier this month, however we were passed on some advice – ‘I would suggest that you advise local residents that if they see anything they think is suspicious, like the van, to call police ASAP on 101 to advise, if they’re still in the area we might be able to get officers there to locate it and speak to the driver. As for burglaries, I would advise to make sure properties are locked and secured as best as they can, and also look to get alarm systems where the alarm company will call the police for an activation. A normal audible alarm is a deterrent, but if a neighbour or someone calls the police about one, as there are so many false alarms, unless there are any suspicious circumstances (broken windows, persons moving about etc.) then it isn’t current protocol for police to attend. So by paying for a police linked alarm with confirmation technology, where the company calls us about any activations and we will attend, then at least if the worst happens, we will be advised and hopefully be able to catch the offenders in the act.’ 

A lesson to be learned….The sad demise of a young horse occurred after some garden hedge clippings, which unfortunately contained cuttings from a Yew tree,  were thrown into one of the local fields. Even small quantities of yew are highly toxic to livestock causing rapid death. Much garden waste is poisonous so please make every attempt to dispose of it with care.

Meanwhile, back on the common…just when you thought he/she had disappeared…click on the photo if you want to see the video (it will open in a separate screen and takes about 30 seconds for the video to download, then click on the video.)!

Looking for breakfast, 19/9

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information.

Shotesham Screen returns on Friday 22nd September courtesy of our very own practitioner, Raz. First film of the season is the ‘exceptionally funny’ British comedy, Mindhorn. A has-been actor, known for playing British detective Mindhorn, works alongside the police to catch a serial killer who will only speak to Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person. Tickets remain at £5 from Raz on 550122 or razwoollacott@gmail.com

September Sunday walk at Marston Marshes, but who’s doing the ‘Tarzan’ act….or is it ‘Jane’??? 

                  Next walk will be on Sunday 1st October, see diary for details.

Many hands made light work for the Conservation Group at the Church Hill rake up on Sat 29th July. An hour and a half saw the hill looking spick and span, and even time for a coffee.. Photo (and refreshments!) courtesy of Bernie

St Mary’s & St Martin’s Churchyards tidied on Sat 19th Aug, next project is 3 Ponds Meadow cutting and raking on Sat 23rd Sept from 9.30am (16th was cancelled due to inclement weather!). Refreshments and tools as always provided, please wear suitable footwear and gloves. The more the merrier so please help out where you can. Look out for further dates in the autumn for sessions at Stubbs Green and the Village Pond. 

Saturday 14th October will see the return of popular pianist Frank Lawlor for our Autumn Piano Concert. Frank will play an entirely new set featuring music from, amongst others, Chopin, Elton John, Scott Joplin and Rachmaninov. Click here for details.

Wine Tasting – In the run up to the festive season, on Saturday December 9th, the SVA will host a Mystery Wine Tasting evening in the Trinity. A VERY informal evening that will include guessing the region/country the wines come from and bonus points for the age!! The event is not aimed for wine selling as such, but there will be local ‘expertise’ on hand to share opinions and recommendations on an accompaniment for Christmas dinner, or a glass to watch yet another re-run of ‘Fools and Horses’ with. It will also be, bring your own nibbles such as cheese etc.Full details and ticket prices to follow, but reserve your places soon as they ‘re bound to be in demand. Tickets can be reserved in advance via the Contact Us above. 

Other events, our impromptu picnic went ahead successfully in August, sorry to those who couldn’t make it but we’ll keep that in hand for future dates. Unfortunately we couldn’t squeeze in the children’s walk but the idea hasn’t gone away, perhaps In the spring when everything is beginning to walk up 😵.

Some learning opportunities – Pick n Mix_bitesize learning_A42

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local policing newsletter – D14 Tasburgh. News of an open ‘Street Surgery’ – D14 Poringland Street Surgeries.  A warning re ‘cukooing’! – cuckooing

August monthly report from Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner, click link.   http://mailchi.mp/norfolkpcc/your-monthly-roundup-hu9n1bctss?e=a405ee187e

Silhouette 30/04/17; click on photo for more. 

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